Chambersburg wins District 3 softball crown

May 31, 2002

HARRISBURG, Pa. - For the third straight year, Chambersburg's softball team is the Pa. Class AAA District 3 champion.

Behind Steph VanBrakle's 16-strikeout, one-hit performance, the Trojans defeated South Western 3-1 Thursday at Brightbill Park.

South Western (23-1) took the lead in the second inning, scoring an unearned run against VanBrakle.

Chambersburg (25-0) rallied with two runs in the fifth inning and another in the sixth. Center fielder Brandy Brensinger and shortstop Lindsay Tritle each had an RBI. Catcher Sara Cook, Brensinger and pinch-runner October Smith scored for the Trojans.

Chambersburg, which last won a state championship in 1997, will begin play in the tournament next week.

Pa. Class AAA District 3 Championship

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Myers and Tracy. VanBrakle and Cook. WP-VanBrakle (17-0). LP-Myers.

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